Local History

03 March 2017

As WDYTYA? sees Sophie Raworth uncover nonconformist forebears, Jonathan Scott hunts for online resources for researching dissenters

03 March 2017

Sophie Raworth's episode of WDYTYA? took her across England, with a brief trip across the Atlantic sandwiched in between. Find out more about the locations she visited with our guide

03 March 2017

Newsreader Sophie Raworth uncovered stories of piano makers, persecution and pineapples in her series 13 episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Revisit the programme with our handy summary

03 March 2017

BBC journalist Sophie Raworth investigates her roots in the final episode of Who Do You Think You Are? series 13 next week. Here's five things you might not know about the star...

02 March 2017

After gasping in horror at seeing Sunetra Sarker's family archive sitting in an abandoned house, WDYTYA? Magazine editor Sarah Williams is now worrying about her own legacy

23 February 2017

After years of producing a weekly e-newsletter we will be moving to a new and improved monthly format. Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine editor Sarah Williams explains why...

22 February 2017

Inspired by Sunetra Sarker’s episode? We’ve put together a brief roundup of online resources that can help you trace your Bengali ancestors and understand their lives

21 February 2017

Watch three exclusive scenes that were cut from Sunetra Sarker's series 13 episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

21 February 2017

Sunetra Sarker travelled from the busy streets of Kolkata to rural Bangladesh in search of her ancestors. Learn more about the historic places she visited in this free guide

20 February 2017

Sunetra Sarker reconnected with her Bengali heritage and discovered her family connections to the most turbulent episodes in India's history. Revisit the programme here

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